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BREAKING: Star Wars Actress Carrie Fisher Dies

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Published at 6:17pm 27th December 2016. (Updated at 6:38am 28th December 2016)

The actress who played Princess Leia in Star Wars has died.

Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight from Heathrow to LA just before Christmas.

The American star, who was 60 years old, had been receiving treatment in hospital.

Her daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed the news that her "beloved mother" passed away on Tuesday morning.

In a statement from a family spokesperson, Ms Lourd added that her mother was "loved by the word and she will be missed profoundly".

This was the moment she was reunited with Harrison Ford in Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens...


Doctors and nurses carried out CPR on the plane, before the flight was met by paramedics at LAX.

The actress had been on a tour to promote her new book, The Princess Diarist.

She had recorded an interview for The Graham Norton Show while she was in the UK.

Dozens of tributes are pouring in from around the world, including on Pirate FM's Facebook page.

Linda from Helston posted: "Oh no not another one - I thought she was pulling though. I cant wait to see the end of 2016 a sad.sad year x"

Maureen commented: "My we sure are losing some great people in 2016 - how sad".

Lyn from Newquay added: "So sad and 2016 is not over yet, pray next year will be better for everyone xx"

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